Friday, April 4, 2014

Review: Star Cursed

Title: Star Cursed
Author: Jessica Spotswood
Series: The Cahill Witch Chronicles #2
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: June 18, 20143
Source: Purchased


With the Brotherhood persecuting witches like never before, a divided Sisterhood desperately needs Cate to come into her Prophesied powers. And after Cate's friend Sachi is arrested for using magic, a war-thirsty Sister offers to help her find answers—if Cate is willing to endanger everyone she loves.

Cate doesn't want to be a weapon, and she doesn't want to involve her friends and Finn in the Sisterhood's schemes. But when Maura and Tess join the Sisterhood, Maura makes it clear that she'll do whatever it takes to lead the witches to victory. Even if it means sacrifices. Even if it means overthrowing Cate. Even if it means all-out war.

In the highly anticipated sequel to Born Wicked, the Cahill Witch Chronicles continue Cate, Maura and Tess's quest to find love, protect family, and explore their magic against all odds in an alternate history of New England.

Jessica Spotswood sure knows how to stab me right in the feels. I am so angry right now! But those are the best sort of books in my opinion, the ones that make you irrationally hurt and angry about events that never even happened.

This series is honestly magical (pardon the pun)! I am so invested in the characters and the plot events and enraged by the world Spotswood has created. Somehow, she has managed to combine three of my favourite stories into one amazing story: dystopian, Victorian and magic.

I love Cate as a heroine. She's not perfect, but she cares so much about the people she loves and she doubts herself, which is something I know I would do in her position. I also appreciate her sisters, Maura and Tess. I feel like their relationships are so realistic, as sibling rivalries and competitions can certain exist. I also loved getting to meet the other girls in the Sisterhood, Rilla and Mei especially.

The world-building in this series is amazing. I felt a current of anger every time I read about the Brotherhood and how horrid they were. I honestly can't wait to see how things play out in New England.

And the ending! I'm still reeling! I'll admit that I threw a little tantrum at the end, slamming down my book and clenching my hands into fists of anger. If you thought the ending of the last book was bad... But I'm a little crazy and actually love endings like this.

I am crazy about this series and I think I can safely classify it as one of my all-time favourites. It combines so many of my favourite things and I love Cate and I am dying to know what happens next!

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  1. I loved the first book but for some reason I never picked this one up. I am so glad you loved it. I need to read it!

  2. Yeah, I loved the first book too, but haven't read this one even though I have it *runs* *hides* BUT it sounds amazing . . . although I might pull a chicken and wait for book 3 and then binge read them all. The cliffy in book 1 was bad enough, if this one was tantrum inducing . . .

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

  3. EEP! Glad you loved this one. I read the first one but never got to the second one because...I don't even know. BUT I WILL DEFINITELY HAVE TO READ THIS ONE NOW :DDDDD I remember I loved the worldbuilding in the first one (even though there didn't seem to be that much of it at first!)

  4. Wow, it's so great that you've been loving this series so much! The endings sound a little evil, but if you're into it then I guess that works out, heh. I feel like I would really like the series too because it combines a lot of things I like, as well, so I should really get around to reading it sometime!

  5. Cate sounds like the kind of character that I would love too, the not perfect but still amazing to read about